Inaugural Scholarly Conference

The Future of Healthcare: Application, Collaboration and Innovation

The University of Detroit Mercy College of Health Professions, in partnership with the Henry Ford Health System, is pleased to announce our inaugural Research, Scholarship, and Creative Achievement Conference.

Call for Abstracts

General Information

You are invited to share your expertise and experience with colleagues through oral, poster and exhibit presentations. All abstracts will be subject to peer review, and authors of the top abstract submissions will be invited to share their papers as oral presentations or by poster/exhibit presentations. The final presentation will be followed by a 15-minute Q&A. Posters and exhibits will be displayed during the conference and specific times will be scheduled for viewing.

The submitting author will be the contact person for future correspondence.


The purpose of the oral, poster and exhibit sessions is to present scholarship of discovery or scientific inquiry, scholarship of teaching, scholarship of practice, scholarship of application, and scholarship of integration.

Poster Presentations:

  • Posters must be on a flat or trifold 3’ x 4’ poster board—larger posters cannot be accommodated. If you have a rollup poster, please keep to the 3’x4’ size and adhere to poster board for placement on an easel
  • Posters are to be set up by 7:00 a.m., prior to the start of the conference and must be removed by 12:30 p.m. the day of the conference
  • Oral Presentations: If selected will follow a PechaKucha style format
  • Exhibits: Contributions can take the form of a demonstration. When an abstract is accepted; the contributor may specify their technology needs.

Instructions for Abstract Submissions

The conference abstract review committee will consider all abstracts related to The Future of Healthcare and Innovation, Leadership, Scholarship of Scientific Discovery, Teaching and Practice, and Quality Improvement.

Researchers are invited to submit projects which are either at the proposal stage or are currently in progress.

Doctoral candidates are invited to submit abstracts describing their current research. Case study submissions are welcome and will also be reviewed. Submissions from individuals and teams working in the field are also welcome.

Cover Page

  • Include a cover page with names and identifiers. The remaining, numbered pages should have a title but no author or other identifiers
  • Include the following on the cover page:
      1. Title
      2. Principal investigator’s name and credentials and co-authors’ names and credentials. Here is a link for how to detail credentials:
      3. Include the email address and phone number of the corresponding author
      4. Indicate whether you want your abstract to be considered for
        √ Poster
        √ Podium
        √ Both Podium and Presentation
        √ Exhibit


Use Microsoft Word, double-spaced, with no more than 300 words.

Do not include references or tables in the abstract.

Include the following:

1. Scholarship of discovery or scientific inquiry, scholarship of teaching, scholarship of practice, scholarship of application, and scholarship of integration.

a. Title
b. Background/significance
c. Theoretical model (if used to frame project or study)
d. Aims or research questions and/or hypothesis
e. Methods

i. For qualitative studies include design, sample/setting, data collection procedures and analysis procedures
ii. For quantitative studies include design, sample/setting, data collection procedures, measures or instruments used and analysis plan

f. Findings or anticipated findings (if research is in progress)
g. Implications for practice

2. Systematic review abstract:

a. Title
b. Problem statement
c. Purpose statement
d. Methodology
e. Findings
f. Discussion and recommendations for further research

3. Quality Improvement Projects

Must include: specific aims, supporting evidence (e.g. cause effect analysis, local data/literature to support evidence of the problem intervention, outcome (based on lessoned learned) and next steps.

Submit abstracts electronically to Renee Sumpter, Administrative Assistant to Dean Rosenburg, at by March 16, 2020


Important dates:

  • Abstracts must be received by midnight, March 16, 2020.  Submit abstracts electronically to Renee Sumpter at
  • Submitters will be notified by March 14, 2020 and must register to attend the conference by April 1, 2020 to be included in the conference program

Please direct any questions regarding abstract submissions to:


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We would like to thank The Emerging Leaders Program who is promoting the conference and the students from the program who are volunteering at the conference.


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